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March 1, 2012
I have never been the type to prepare for standardized tests; I wrote my SATs "cold" and did very well. However, knowing the importance of a good LSAT score (and that a poor score would be visible on my record) I decided to take no chances with the process. I chose HarvardReady after I read great things about Yoni and his program online, and I was not disappointed.
Yoni's course materials are thorough and well-organized, and left me with the feeling that I understood every part of the test. The class size was small enough that we were able to get as much 1 on 1 help as we needed, Yoni made sure that we were all engaging with and understanding the material as we worked through it. The weekly proctored diagnostic tests were incredibly valuable as a way of charting my progress, and helped me manage my stress in the real testing environment. I went into the class almost completely unprepared, when I left could not possibly have felt more prepared for the test (and wrote my first LSAT a week after finishing his course).
With Yoni's help, I went from my first diagnostic test result of 158 to get official scores of 173 and 178. Despite an unremarkable GPA, I have been admitted to all the Ontario schools to which I applied (all but Windsor), and most importantly, to my first choice program at a Top 6 U.S. school, which I will be attending. I owe a huge part of my successful application to Yoni's course. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to prepare for the LSAT
By Matthew S.
March 1, 2012
Without a doubt, HarvardReady is the most exceptional school to study the LSAT at. The class size is great, and Yoni and Allan are excellent instructors. I started out with a 141 on my first test and scored a 165 on my test. Even if you think studying on your own is better, I still highly recommend HarvardReady as it gives you the tools and teaches you the techniques to practise on your own. If I did not go to HarvardReady to study for the LSAT, I doubt I'd have a chance whatsoever of getting into law school. If you want to get into law school, go to HarvardReady, I can't imagine of any better way to get ready for the LSAT.
By Bobby L.
March 1, 2012
I looked at the LSAT and felt like vomiting. It made me sick to my stomach. I was tired of studying, and working so hard and ending off with a less than stellar score. I decided that I needed help. I turned to Yoni and he did not disappoint.
Yoni is a phenomenal instructor who knows the LSAT like the back of his hand. He picks apart the most difficult of arguments and is able to explain all parts of the test to his students with ease. Perhaps most impressive is his attention to detail. Yoni will literally pick apart every single detail of an argument to ensure you understand its concepts. His skill at teaching LSAT material is only paralleled by his abilities to keep his students calm leading up to the test. For me, Yoni doubled as an instructor and mentor. He kept me calm and positive.
Overall, my experience with Yoni was amazing. After a few months of preparation I was consistently hitting 172+ on preptests. I highly recommend Yoni and HarvardReady.
By Robyn M.
February 1, 2012
Last fall, I approached Yoni with high expectations. Now, with multiple offers of admission in hand, I’m excited to report he did not disappoint!
When I registered for Harvard Ready’s tutoring sessions, I had a 160 under my belt. Yoni evaluated my initial LSAC score report, equipped me with a tailored study program, and worked to address my specific areas of weakness. With his help, I found my score improved significantly and quickly. Within a couple of months, I was easily averaging 170 on mock exams!
I largely attribute my success on the LSAT to the assistance provided at Harvard Ready. Yoni is an incredible instructor with a killer sense of humor. I’d highly recommend him to anyone!
By Vera A.
February 1, 2012
I wrote the LSAT twice before I took this course and scored 157 and 160. I was hesitant about taking a prep course because I didn't think it could really help but a higher LSAT was my only chance at law school. After a lot of research I decided to go with Harvard Ready. I'm glad I did.
Yoni's amazing. He's knowledgeable, patient, funny, relatable and really understands the LSAT. I would look forward to going to class and doing LSATs. I went from being terrified about the LSAT to looking forward to it and really enjoying it. After two months with Yoni I wrote the December LSAT and scored 167. Yoni's the reason I'm starting law school in September.
Regardless of what level you're starting at, Yoni can really help you improve and understand the patterns and subtleties of the LSAT. I would recommend Yoni and Harvard Ready without hesitation.
By Kamil P.
February 1, 2012
I was 2 official LSAT exam sessions in, and I had an LSAT score that would not get me admitted to the school of my choice, or any law school that I wanted to go to for that matter. I knew what I wanted, but the LSAT was holding me back. Given Yoni's stellar reputation, I decided to send him an email.
From the get go he was relaxed, informative and helpful. He was there not only to teach me the LSAT material, but was also a mentor leading up to the test. The result? An LSAT score in the 93rd percentile. A few months earlier I would have thought it was impossible. I currently have an acceptance from two top Canadian law schools, and I am anticipating others. If you are serious about improving your LSAT score, Yoni's tutoring sessions are well worth your time and money.
By Dani S.
February 1, 2012
Yoni is probably the only reason that I don't have a panic attack every time I see a 3.79 liter ziplock bag. Harvard Ready came highly recommended, but perhaps most importantly, Yoni did too.
While recommendations I heard for other companies were consistently brand-related, people spoke positively about HR's solid strategies and raved about their great teachers. Most people couldn't remember the name of their PowerScore or Princeton Review teacher, but everyone had heard about Yoni. Furthermore, a quick look at the Lawstudents.ca LSAT forums was as good as a free trial; Yoni's username frequently popped up, freely offering advice and strategies to various panicked posters.
From the start, Yoni's been nothing but open, honest, and professional. I initially intended to register for the July-August course, but would be missing a few of the first classes. Yoni was upfront about the challenges that would pose for my learning experience, even though there was no other fall course scheduled at that time. When enough interest developed to warrant another fall course, Yoni made an effort to reach out to everyone who had already inquired in order to ask about our scheduling limitations and do his best to set up a course that would work for everyone.
Aside from the course content, the best part about HarvardReady is that the instructors are patient, approachable, and supportive. The instructors never made me feel self-conscious about making mistakes, even when they were relatively simple ones. Furthermore, if I missed a concept, they made time during breaks or before class to go over it in depth. I actually took the course while I was juggling a full-time job and my last semester of undergraduate studies, and so one thing that I really appreciated was Yoni's willingness to work with my schedule. If I had to miss a class, I never felt at risk of falling behind or missing out on important information, and I really appreciate the time that Yoni took to work with me in this respect.
Yoni also had a lot of practical advice about the LSAT, and his insight definitely helped my nerves on test day. I ended up scoring a 171 in December and received an early offer of acceptance from the University of Toronto shortly after my score was released. There is no question that Yoni and HarvardReady were key to my success, and I absolutely do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering taking the LSAT.
By Clinton G.
February 1, 2012
I still haven't completely processed the idea that I will be attending Osgoode Hall Law School in September and this amazing reality wouldn't have been possible without Harvard Ready. At the risk of sounding like one of those 2 AM infomercials, the course changed the way I viewed and approached the test.
Thanks to the course being incredibly engaging, having a generous repeat policy and the instructors being incredibly approachable, I felt comfortable re-visiting months after my initial course had ended. Moreover, I was able to get one-on-one time with instructors outside of class when I was struggling with certain concepts. With their help and some hard work on my part, I saw a 19 point jump between diagnostic test and official LSAT score. Yeah, there are a few big brand name courses out there but you'd be hard pressed to find people who are not just great at writing the LSAT but are incredibly passionate about it. Yoni and Allan helped me see past the jargon and make sense of the various test's various components because of that passion.
It would be a mistake to overlook this course, I'd recommend that anyone considering the course at least reach out to Harvard Ready because you'll see how great they are. You won't regret it.
February 1, 2012
A good LSAT score can be tremendously valuable; I am not only typing this with acceptances to all the Ontario schools to which I applied (including Osgoode and UofT), but also with an offer to skip the GMAT requirement for a dual JD/MBA degree – due, in part, to my LSAT score. So this test is not just rewarding in terms of refining your thought process, but it will literally open doors for you provided you can do well enough.
That is where Yoni comes in: the scores of testimonials below should provide good evidence that Yoni knows what he is talking about. Having taken the course, I can confidently say that Yoni not only knows what he is talking about – you could easily confuse Yoni for being an LSAT item writer – but he also knows what you need to do to excel and has structured his course accordingly. In short: he really knows what he is doing and will help you improve on the LSAT because he has taken the time and put in the effort to master the particularly narrow thought processes the LSAT tests for. I began my LSAT journey with a score of 146, and through Yoni’s insight and assistance in addition to rigorous practice, I scored comfortably above the 90th percentile. The best (or arguably, worst) part about my score is that I actually know it was not reflective of my true potential; I know I can score higher than what I got! That is how well Yoni’s course prepared me.
Yoni himself is really laid back and patient – it was very reassuring to know that he would try to explain things more than once in a different way if you did not get it at first. He is funny and always willing to work through particular questions that are giving you some trouble. But what I found most reassuring was his availability: I had a few peers miss some classes, and Yoni was very open to going over the missed work with them individually outside of class hours. Moreover, the simulated LSAT test runs he held on Saturdays were a marvelous way to prepare for test conditions you will encounter on the actual day of the LSAT. The ability to get into a routine due to the Saturday practice-tests served me well on test day as I had developed a familiarity that helped keep me calm and relaxed by knowing how things would unfold. Beyond just getting someone with knowledge of how to excel, you are getting someone willing to work with you as much as you need him to, to ensure you have the best opportunity to destroy the test on test-day (er, please do not literally destroy the test because LSAC will write you up).
When it comes down to spending the money on his course: it was more than a worthy investment. A great score was a nice way to round out my application, and I was able to get a couple of scholarship offers easily worth more than the cost of the course. Then there is the opportunity to do a joint JD/MBA degree without needing to write the GMAT that saved me some money, not to mention the access to scholarships a joint JD/MBA degree would allow me.
Finally, do me a favor: if you take the course, trust what Yoni says. Leading up to the LSAT, I was starting to burn myself out. Yoni picked up on this and warned me, but I continued to practice when taking Yoni’s advice to relax would not have hurt me at all. Really, with his course you are not simply memorizing methods, but making them second nature so that it is impossible to forget them a day or two later. Trust Yoni, listen to him, and save yourself some stress. The LSAT is most definitely a learnable test, and taking a course with Yoni will help you learn what you need to be doing in order to obtain a high score.
By Ali E.
February 1, 2012
No one likes the LSAT…at least before they take the HarvardReady course. Back in May 2010, I had already began studying for LSAT thinking that with sufficient discipline and motivation I can do good in my LSAT. Next thing I knew, it was July and I had learned nothing and had confused myself to a point that I couldn't get a single game question right (Not counting the ones that I guessed). I knew I had to take a course, but didn't know which until someone referred me to this guy named Yoni, who apparently is really good with this LSAT thingy.
I enrolled in the HarvardReady course in July, and in my first prep test I scored a 147. Lesson by lesson and as the months passed, I got better at each section, my game section was close to perfection and I was improving in my other sections. Yoni took his time in explaining each lesson, going through every single detail and he made sure that it made sense to Every Single Person in class. By September I was testing in the 159 to 162 to range and in my October LSAT, I got a 159 (ouch).
But my LSAT journey wasn't over, a year after in October 2011, I went back to Yoni and took advantage of the FREE repeat policy. The class was still the same, Yoni explaining every single detail, answering all the questions and convincing people why they were wrong and why the correct answer was correct (I believe he takes enjoyment out of that!). After just a month things had changed, with couple of tips on how to tackle Reading Comp questions I was now scoring in the 162-166 range. Despite the long hours of classes, the class atmosphere was exceptional and we had created our own little LSAT family (this is so nerdy).
Anyhow, in my December LSAT test I managed to get a 162 (86th Percentile) and I have already been accepted into Queen's Law School. I have referred over 10 people to Yoni, all of whom have greatly thanked me for this recommendation. So, if you are serious about going to law school, HarvardReady is a must.
By Daniel F.
August 1, 2011
After doing lots of research on LSAT prep, I was really unsure of which direction to go: self prep, Testmasters, Harvard Ready, Powerscore etc. I saw that an instructor for Harvard Ready was located at my university and I sent him a message asking a few questions. Graciously, he agreed to meet with my and gave me assistance in making my decision. Although he did not specifically plug Harvard Ready, after hearing all of his information, Harvard Ready became the obvious choice.
HR was extremely accommodating by creating a brand new class just so my group of friends would be able to enrol in the course. The course was jam packed with information -- in only one month, I along with my peers improved by leaps and bounds. The in class material, the online material and the quality of the teaching were all top notch. Furthermore, having practice tests every week in test centre conditions, in addition to in class timed sections really made a difference come test day. To top it all off, having every single LSAT prep test ever released gave us an endless supply of study material.
Overall, the class was extremely helpful, fun and definitely worth it. I improved by over 14 points, while many of my classmates improved by over 20. I highly recommend HR, Yoni, and Allan to everyone.
By Sean M.
August 1, 2011
Yoni will help you find a method to the LSAT's madness. With small class sizes, dedicated instructors and a casual, supportive learning environment, I was able to increase my percentile ranking nearly twofold -- from the 44th percentile to the 83rd percentile. I attribute a large part of my success to the adaptive instruction techniques employed by Harvard Ready. If you are serious about improving your score on the LSAT, Harvard Ready will find a way that works for you.
By Tyler P.
August 1, 2011
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Harvard Ready team to anybody interested in taking the LSAT. Besides providing high-quality instruction that helped me improve my raw score on every section of the test, Yoni and Allan create an environment that is fun, collegial, and effective. The instructors were responsive to my weaknesses, and able to focus on and address the areas that I was having trouble with. In my experience, success on the LSAT demands great teachers, and I cannot imagine any teachers better adept at preparing students for success.
By Zarko B.
August 1, 2011
I took the month-long course with Yoni and HarvardReady starting at the end of April 2011 through to the end of May. I entered the course completely cold, meaning I had not studied any LSAT materials or seen them. At the outset, I was sure I would need to write the test again in October as 5 weeks wouldn't be enough to tackle the LSAT with a good enough score the first time.
My first diagnostic score was 154. My highest practice test score in-class was 166 and on the June 2011 LSAT I scored higher than any of those, reaching a 167 after only 5 weeks. Yoni's teaching methods, the program he has designed for the course and the huge amount of in-class time were all key ingredients to my success. He was always willing to come earlier, stay later and did everything he could to accommodate you if you missed something or simply needed extra instruction. I highly recommend this prep-course for anyone interested in receiving professional instruction on the LSAT.
By Jordan A.
August 1, 2011
Having little time (one month) to prepare for the LSAT, HarvardReady did a fabulous job preparing me. HarvardReady was flexible from the onset by providing scheduling that was convenient to the whole class. Both Yoni and Allan did a great job tailoring to the needs of each specific individual.
HarvardReady’s online materials, in-depth textbook coverage and quality of teachers are top notch -- I'm more than glad I didn't go with anyone else. The class environment the instructors maintained was vital to my staying focused yet relaxed during the LSAT preparation process. In only a month, HarvardReady helped me improve my score by 13 points! HarvardReady is the whole package, and best of all, they produce results!
By Ryan S.
August 1, 2011
I went into HarvardReady with zero knowledge whatsoever about the LSAT. Yoni and Allan were very knowledgable about the test and its contents, and helped me feel much more at ease with everything. I improved 19 points from my first diagnostic to the actual LSAT, all due to the class. It was extremely organized and a lot of planning went into the lessons. HarvardReady provides all of the course materials and provides a much more personal lesson experience than many other courses, with plenty of opportunities to ask one-on-one questions. Thanks for everything Yoni and Allan. I couldn't have done it without you.
By Amy T.
August 1, 2011
Studying hard and studying a lot is only part of the formula for success on the LSAT. Yoni taught me how to study well, thanks to which I improved my score by 13 points.
I found his teaching approach effective and the jump from my diagnostic score to my actual test score in two months would have been unlikely had I not taken his class. Whether it is answering a particular question on a prep test or about law school in general, it is evident that Yoni cares about his students. A good teacher really makes all the difference - the same applies to LSAT instructors.
(Just in case it wasn't clear from my testimonial, I thoroughly enjoyed every class. Thank you for everything!)
By Sean V.
March 1, 2011
Not to make this sound like a weight loss commercial on late night television but I felt exactly like those people struggling to lose pounds time and time again. However, my long struggle was in the LSAT department. I feel like I am the perfect person to talk about how wonderful Yoni from Harvard Ready is because frankly I had tried everything else and it really did not work for me.
I have written the LSAT three times, each time trying a new studying approach. The first time I wrote I decided that I would try a two-weekend course offered by an experienced LSAT prep school. Clearly, since I wrote the test two times after this I can attest that this didn’t work out. The second time around I knew I needed a more in depth approach and heavily invested in another company’s full-length course. While I saw results more than the first, the company really did not pay attention to my individual needs and moved too quickly due to the size of the class.
For the third time I knew that a private tutor was the only way to get the gains I really wanted and needed. I found Yoni online as well as on a forum for law students and immediately started doing some research on the company. I set up an appointment and little did I know how much I would benefit from making this decision.
Yoni’s approach to the LSAT is of a much more practical style where he utilizes real world examples to really make the student understand why they got an answer right or wrong. He stresses truly understanding and mastering each concept before even thinking about moving onto the next one. My hour spent with Yoni developed my skills further than I could have ever dreamed. From a previous score of 151, within 3 months of working once a week with him and practicing on my own time, I eventually came to average in the mid-160’s, with my highest score at 168. He really engages you with the material and will not move on if you do not understand where you went wrong which I found so important to the learning process.
However, the best thing about Yoni is that he truly cares about his students. I was not just a customer that was gaining his services for a price. He becomes invested in your success and when you see his excitement for you it only fuels your desire to continue learning and dedicating yourself to this difficult test even more. He understands how to properly prepare for the test mentally and physically and offers practice tests under realistic circumstances at the same time that a real LSAT would take place.
I strongly recommend Yoni at Harvard Ready for anyone and everyone. He will most definitely make a difference in your mental and physical approach to taking the LSAT. Thanks to Yoni when I wrote in February, I did not see the LSAT as a burdensome obstacle in the way of my acceptance to law school. I finally lost that weight that those late night commercials were promising and Yoni at Harvard Ready was the driving force behind it.
By Jessica W.
March 1, 2011
I have been a student at HarvardReady for about half a year. During this time, I've taken both a course and tutoring sessions with Yoni, and can say without a doubt that he is an exceptional teacher.
As law school applicants, we hope for every component of our application to exemplify our best selves and illustrate our highest potential. On the LSAT, Yoni will help you do this, and he will help you do this very well. While the test is daunting and often times disheartening, his superior teaching techniques and witty personality led to my realization that with HarvardReady, I’ve placed myself in brilliant hands. Having recently been admitted to law school, in large part upon the basis of a competitive LSAT score, I share my success with him.
I believe firmly in quality, and with HarvardReady, you’ll receive quality at its finest.
By Anna A.
March 1, 2011
The first time I wrote the LSAT was in December 2010, and I had decided to self-study for it using the powerscore books. Balancing school, work etc., it was hard to focus on the LSAT, so when I got my December LSAT score back it turned out I did pretty bad. What did I do after I'd finished bawling for my parents? I emailed Yoni. How did I find out about Yoni? The lovely members of lawstudents.ca. I'd heard such fantastic things about him that I checked out his website and saw the testimonials were just as positive as the lawstudents.ca members' comments.
I'd never had a tutor so I really didn't know what to expect, and given the fact that I'd almost given up on the possibility of doing good on the LSAT, I was actually pretty scared before I went to him. I had 4 weeks before the February LSAT.
First impression? SO CHILL! I was expecting him to be more serious and strict and all... but he's so chill and so easy to talk to that I would actually look forward to our sessions. What's more important is that he is honestly such a good teacher... he takes time to explain things to you, and always double checks to see if you get what he's talking about. Funny enough, at the actual Feb LSAT seating, as I was doing LR and RC questions I could actually here Yoni's words in my head (i.e. does this REALLY need to be true?).
I ended up improving 15 points on the Feb 2011 LSAT after just 4 weeks with him! Definitely satisfied with my results and I've actually recommended friends who want to write the LSAT to go to him. If anyone is looking for a tutor... YONI IS YOUR GUY! Put in the effort, and you won't be disappointed. :D
By Cassandra D.
February 1, 2011
I took a month long course with Yoni in preparation for the June 2010 LSAT. I went to the first class with absolutely NO knowledge about the LSAT, what it entailed or how the hell I was going to pull it off. The only thing I really knew about the test was that it was supposedly torturous. I knew I needed some help for preparing for the test. When I did the research, I found and decided to take the HarvardReady course (partly because it offered the most hours for the lowest price, and partly because my cousin had taken a course with another high profile company and said they were useless).
The schedule for the course seemed daunting: about four hours a day, six days a week. When I wrote my first practice test, I scored in the low 150s. Two weeks later, I was already up to 160. By the end of the course, I was scoring in the high 160s. And although nerves got the best of me, and I ended up getting only a 163 on the actual test, I still got into my first choice school for the very next year (on early acceptance even!).
Yoni was absolutely amazing. He's a great teacher, because he has great balance. He knew when it was time to take it easy and be our buddy (arguing over phones, Blackberry or iPhone, or bringing donuts into the class for someone's birthday), and also when it was time to cut the bullshit and get down to business. The class was small enough so that we could get one on one help, but at the same time, large enough so that we could get discussion going and bounce ideas off each other.
Yoni knows absolutely everything that there is to know about the LSAT. He can explain to you exactly why an answer's wrong when all you can come up with is "It doesn't make sense, but I don't know why". All in all, Yoni's a genius, and he's not afraid to show it or rub it in your face. But he's great at his job, and he will ensure you get all the tools you need to get the absolute highest mark that you can get on the test day. He's also honest enough to let you know when you're not ready to take the test.
In short, Yoni's awesome. The course is awesome. You won't regret taking this course, and your amazing LSAT mark will be all the proof you'll need to know that HarvardReady is the best LSAT prep course out there.
By Nicole M.
February 1, 2011
In the summer I was at a loss as to which LSAT prep course to take. I needed a lot of help. I was looking at a diagnostic of 147, with a major weakness in logic games. I knew that I wouldn't be able to bring up that score on my own.
I had a really difficult time finding a course that would fit my schedule as I worked full time and part time in the summer. I came across Harvard Ready by accident and I am so glad that I did. This class is worth every penny.
Something that I want to tell everyone is that the LSAT is a learnable test. Nobody had ever told me that except for Yoni on day 1 of the course. This test can and is learned if you have the right instructor. He is very patient, knowledgeable and approachable. You can ask him any question about the material and he knows the answer and will explain it to you until you understand where you went wrong. Seriously, it's kind of scary, he literally knows the LSAT inside and out.
On the actual LSAT I moved up 13 points from my diagnostic and couldn't be happier. You couldn't be in better hands. And, believe it or not, you will have fun while you're learning. I know my class did.
By Adam P.
January 1, 2011
First, the facts: after studying on my own for some 5 weeks, using the LSAT SuperPrep and PowerScore Bibles, I wrote the LSAT in October 2010 and achieved a score of 160 and percentile rank of 80. After being tutored by Yoni at HarvardReady for some 8 sessions, I rewrote the LSAT in December 2010, achieving a score of 167 and a percentile rank of 95.
Really, the story could end there. Yoni’s guidance was the single most important factor in my improvement. Most of our sessions were spent on logic games, my weakest area, which countless hours with the PowerScore Logic Games Bible had done little to change. Indeed, my experience of the latter was that it took the logic games from complete impenetrability to the much more helpful status of extreme difficulty; although I knew each game had a solution, finding it in time continued to be a challenge. For me, much of this challenge consisted in retaining the methods I had just learned and finding a way to apply them to a problem that on the surface looked very different. Yoni allowed me to overcome this problem. His clear instruction and patient explanations were driven home with constant practice on a wide range of different games. This allowed me to thoroughly internalize the tools and methods I was being taught, such that my response to games became ever more instinctive, fast, and accurate.
Unfortunately, I am not able to say that my weakest section became my strongest – but I can tell you that in the short time I saw Yoni, he helped me to improve it greatly. Nor was this improvement limited to the area on which we spent most of our time: in December, my performance on every section of the test improved. While some of this may have resulted from familiarity with test conditions, I cannot help but feel that it came also from my new confidence, a direct result of having been tutored by one of the very best.
By Andrew B.
January 1, 2011
In preparation for my first writing of the LSAT I hired a private tutor, put in minimal effort and received predictably poor results. During this entire period, I was of the mind that the test material was essentially unlearnable; either you had it or you didn't. I was also, however, set on going to law school. After it turned out that, indeed, my initial score of 151 resulted in rejection letters from each school to which I applied, I was determined to do whatever was necessary to boost my score into the 160s and start my legal education.
I was referred to Yoni's Harvard Ready program by a trusted friend, and now having paid the fee and completed the course (and my second test), I can undoubtedly say that it was worth it. I was certainly skeptical at first, however. As I've said, a big part of me was convinced that the skills required for success on the LSAT were innately held and largely impervious to acquisition through drill and classwork. Having just received my score from the second test (163), I can most assuredly say that I was wrong. Over the course of the Saturday morning practice tests, I saw my score consistently increase and these improvements turned out to be concrete.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the Harvard Ready course is that you learn from someone who really knows what they're talking about. My confidence in Yoni's knowledge of the material, as well as his ability to effectively convey that knowledge was confirmed on the first day and never wavered. He was also personable and had a sense of humour - valuable traits when tackling set after set of logic games.
All in all, the course was exactly what I had hoped it would be, and it provided me with the results I needed. I sleep easy these days, and if you want to sleep easy too, try Harvard Ready LSAT Prep.
By Allan C.
October 1, 2010
They say that top LSAT scorers are born. I respectively disagree. There is a top scorer in each and every one of us and there is nothing better then the instruction of an experienced LSAT tutor to get us there. In my opinion, Yoni is that man.
I scored a 154 on my very first practice test, and to be honest, I even cheated a little bit with the time. After two months of working with the fabled PowerScore Bibles I managed to consistently practice around 157-160: a very respectable range but not a top score. It was only after I enrolled in Yoni’s prep course that I truly began to master the LSAT. It was like a fog had lifted and my eyes were opened. Following a short two weeks of working with Yoni my practice test average increased dramatically to 169. A few months later, after Yoni’s tips and tricks had been deeply ingrained into my subconscious, I began to average around 175!
The point of running through my history was to show you that while I eventually started to score in the top percentiles, it was by no means an easy road. I was not “born” to ace the LSAT. In fact, if you were to ask me, I would say Yoni made me. It was him who really taught me how to approach the test. It was his instruction and nothing else.
On D-Day I managed a great score of 170. I can only hope that others will take advantage of Yoni’s expertise. I’m sure glad that I did.
By Mehran W.
October 1, 2010
With Harvard Ready I got an instructor who knew the LSAT inside-out. Yoni was patient, respectful and motivating. Yoni's strategies helped me improve my score 16 points. I couldn't ask for more helpful instructor. Thanks Harvard Ready!
By Leanna K.
October 1, 2010
If you're prepared to commit the time and effort, Yoni will give you the tools and advice to help you do well on your LSAT. The course material is useful and Yoni is an effective teacher. He gives you lots of opportunities to ask questions and works with you to make sure you feel comfortable with the material. Overall, the course was really helpful. Yoni is thorough and helps you feel prepared to take the LSAT. He also makes the hours you will spend studying more enjoyable!
By Kabir S.
July 1, 2010
As soon as I made the decision to apply to law school, I understood that the LSAT was a central aspect of my application, and without a reasonable LSAT mark, I would be hard-pressed to be offered a spot at a Canadian law school. I first started with PowerScore, and although the course was helpful, I was still hovering around the mid 150’s and unable to break through that plateau.
Through a few recommendations, I was referred to Yoni at Harvard Ready. I can confidently say that Yoni's approach to teaching the LSAT was indeed the factor that pushed me past my plateau and into the 160+ range. What Yoni does differently from others is that he uncovers your weaknesses and focuses on strengthening them. Much of his approach also stresses internalizing the thought process that goes on throughout the arguments section, eliminating the need for time consuming and overly convoluted diagramming techniques (which are left to the hardest of problems).
Moreover, Yoni is patient, funny, and personable. While I had a number of scheduling issues throughout, he always found a way to accommodate me. My only regret is that I didn't go to him sooner, for I'm positive that I would have been at an even better position that I am in now. I high recommend Yoni as a tutor. He thoroughly knows what he’s talking about and he is excellent at what he does.
By George E.
July 1, 2010
I am thrilled to share my experience of having Yoni as a tutor. In preparing for the LSAT, Yoni's guidance was instrumental to my success on test day. He helped boost my average test score, significantly. In addition, his creative teaching techniques was key in helping me overcome my greatest obstacle: stress management.
I had always thought that there was a "best" answer choice for every question, and sometimes what was "best" was debatable. With Yoni, I grew to understand this as backwards thinking. Instead, when it comes to the LSAT, there is always only one right answer and 4 wrong ones. For every question, Yoni would push me to explain the reason behind every right answer, and just as importantly, why every wrong answer choice had to be wrong. This proved to be challenging, but with challenge comes due reward. In time, my accuracy improved and I would consistently break the 170 mark on my practice tests.
Yoni also assisted me in overcoming a psychological hump. I had written the test twice before; both times choking under the immense pressure of test day. Yoni thought of creative ways to help me overcome this, i.e. talking to distract or befuddle me during practice tests, and also giving me less time to answer each question. Outside of our lesson time, Yoni became a friend - very encouraging and supportive. While this may seem somewhat trivial, its effect on my performance was anything but.
I was able achieve an LSAT score of which I am proud (165; 92nd percentile), and I will be starting the first year of my JD at Queen's University this fall. If you are looking to improve your LSAT score, for varying reasons, I strongly recommend sitting a class with Yoni.
By Ava A.
February 1, 2010
I walked into my first LSAT class with absolutely no knowledge of the LSAT under my belt and petrified about this huge wall that stood between me and law school. From the very first class though (well, maybe the second, since the first one consisted of a diagnostic test), Yoni made me feel at ease and reassured me that after taking the course, I would be much more familiar with the material and ready to take the LSAT. Well, fast forward a few months and not only did I score pretty damn well on my LSAT, I’m also looking at an acceptance to Osgoode Law as I write this. Frankly, I swear I could not have done that without Yoni’s help.
Yoni was a great teacher! He was funny, laid back, and incredibly knowledgeable. He knows the answer to everything, but what is more important is that he can explain the answer to everything. There was never a time that I felt confused about something after talking to him about it. He communicates very clearly and his laid back attitude makes it less intimidating to learn from him. He is also very engaging. He didn’t stand in front of the class and lecture – he asked us questions and made us come up with the answers instead of just telling us what the answer was.
In doing this, he literally cultivated in us the skills that we would need to have on test day, and by doing that consistently, he basically trained us to think the way we needed to on the test. When I was doing practice exams, if I got stuck on a question, I could hear Yoni’s voice in my head saying, “Well do we care about this? No. It has nothing to do with the passage. Do we care about that? Maybe. Lets come back to it. Does this relate to the passage? Yes it does. It says so on line 83.” His very distinct method of going through the questions has stayed with me to this day and I almost felt like it was unfair that I had this wise voice in my head helping me on the test!
Not only is Yoni a great teacher in the classroom, he was also very helpful as a teacher outside of the classroom. Needless to say, many of us had mini-breakdowns throughout the summer as the dreaded date of the LSAT drew closer. Every time I had one of these breakdowns, Yoni was very comforting and brought some clarity and rationality. He was always there to answer questions about the process in general and to reassure me that I had the tools I needed to do well on the exam. If I had problems with a specific section (f$*%ing reading comp!), he took the time to try to understand why I was having trouble with that section and gave me advice on how to improve my accuracy based on the score that I was aiming to get on the LSAT.
By Behnoud I.
February 1, 2010
I was Yoni’s student for 2 months, at the start of which I was sitting on a score of 129. I had my work cut out for me.
At the start, I initially found the games to be the most challenging. Yoni’s strength here lay not only in his ability to explain how to do them, but also in highlighting how to do them efficiently. Through practice, they became the easiest section on the LSAT for me, as I not only significantly improved, but was regularly finishing all four games.
Yoni’s thorough understanding of LSAT reasoning also makes it easy for him to not only teach students, but make them understand. When I approached him with argument questions, he was always able to dissect them entirely. It wasn’t just about why the right answer was right, but also about where my thinking went wrong. In explaining the correct answer choice, he used everyday examples that made the most complicated arguments much easier to comprehend.
Bottom line, I came out of my LSAT with a score of 158 – I went up from where I started by a full 29 points. I especially recommend Yoni’s class to those who struggle with finishing the games on time, or those who cannot grasp arguments the way that the LSAT is designed to.
By Keith R.
February 1, 2010
Yoni taught me for several months during 2009 in preparation for the September 2009 LSAT. He is an exceptional instructor. I was frankly amazed with Yoni's deep and strong knowledge of all of the material on all of the previous administrations of the LSAT and impressed with his strong repertoire of tools and insights that were instrumental in improving my performance on the test.
I looked forward to my classes with Yoni not only because he was one of the brightest teachers that I've ever had, but it was clear, not only through his witty jokes or the incorporation of interesting real-life references, that he truly enjoyed teaching the material.
Yoni was certainly instrumental in the achievement of a major personal goal: admission to Harvard Law School's JD program. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in obtaining a competitive LSAT score.
By Erin H.
February 1, 2010
I spent two months prior to my initial sitting of the LSAT pouring over the methodologies advocated in various prep books and working through numerous practice tests. My efforts in this regard yielded me a pitiful 155 (64th percentile) on the December ‘09 test. From this, I could only infer that my approach hadn’t worked; I didn’t know what to do to improve my score.
I started working with Yoni 6 weeks prior to the February 10 LSAT. To achieve my target score of 160+, I decided to focus on the area of the test that posed for me the most difficulty: logic games. Yoni’s strategy and materials amalgamated various approaches that I had previous found to be ineffective on their own, creating a unique and aggressive method for tackling games that improved both my accuracy and speed. It was a method that worked.
He explained concepts clearly, with good use of examples. He was personable and encouraging, both when I was frustrated and when I was willing to rest content with a modest improvement that nevertheless fell short of my goal. He was patient and made himself readily available to answer any (and all) questions I had (why is a raven like a writing desk?).
I scored a 161 (84th percentile) on the Feb. 10 test – a 6 point increase that put me in the 84th percentile – a considerable improvement over my previous score. Less than a week after the February score release date, I received an offer of admission to one of the top schools in Canada. So, on reflection, all I can say is thanks, Yoni, for your help.
By Marlene L.
February 1, 2010
There is no doubt that my instructor was truly exceptional! Yoni has a thorough and in-depth understanding of the material which was evident based on his ability to answer all questions in a clear and concise manner and without once referring to notes. Yoni’s mastery of the skills necessary for the LSAT was evident throughout the course.
What is even more impressive and advantageous to his students is his ability to convey this information to others in a way that enables them to acquire and develop this skill set as well. His easygoing and charismatic demeanour almost immediately put me at ease, enabling me to focus on the task at hand – performing on the LSAT.
It definitely took quite a bit of work, but as it turned out the LSAT was not an insurmountable obstacle – I was recently admitted into Osgoode for 2010! In my opinion Yoni was essential in accomplishing this objective. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about aiming for law school.
By Pamela L.
February 1, 2010
After writing the LSAT for the first time with disappointing results, I knew I needed help on improving my studying methods. When I first started looking into prep courses and private tutoring, I came across a class Yoni was teaching and was impressed with his knowledge of the test and general approach.
I took on a number of tutoring sessions with him, and not only was my he able to identify the challenges that I was facing in my studying habits, he also devised reading and critical thinking strategies that were tailored to enhance my strengths. Most importantly, he was able to restore my confidence in tackling the LSAT.
Before working with Yoni, I could barely completely three out of the four passages in the Reading Comprehension section. After only three sessions, I was able to complete all four passages with nearly 100% accuracy. Thanks to the dedication of my instructor, my LSAT score increased by 8 points! I'd recommend Yoni for anyone looking for real results.
…After two months with Yoni I wrote the December LSAT and scored 167. Yoni's the reason I'm starting law school in September… — Vera A.
…From a previous score of 151, within 3 months of working once a week with him and practicing on my own time, I eventually came to average in the mid-160’s, with my highest score at 168… — Sean V.Read More